Lloyd Benjamin Mallory, Jr.
Lloyd B. Mallory, Jr., is Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Delaware State University, a position he has held since 2011. Previous to this appointment, he was Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at Sligo Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, from 2006 to 2010, and Associate Professor and Choral Director at Oakwood College, now University, from 1996 to 2006.
A native of Washington, D.C., Lloyd attended Pine Forge Academy before going to OC, where he graduated with a music degree in 1989. While at OC, he served as student associate conductor of the Aeolians, led by John Dennison, and served as an accompanist in the department. An accomplished flutist, he played principal flute in the University of Alabama at Huntsville Wind Ensemble and was piccolo player in the Huntsville Youth Orchestra.
Following graduation, Mallory returned to PFA, where he served as music director for seven years. His choir was invited to perform for the 104th Congressional Prayer Service and President Clinton's Prayer Breakfast. Under his leadership, the PFA choir placed first in the Quaker Oats Gospel Competition for the Philadelphia area and was awarded $25,000.
During his tenure as director of the Aeolians, OC's premier choral ensemble, Mallory enjoyed great success, beginning with conducting the group in several key appearances during the climax of OC's centennial year. Part of that celebration included preparing the Aeolians and College Choir for a performance of a significant choral work with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 1996. The success of that presentation led to a repeat performance the following year, with Mallory as tenor soloist, a performance that ended with a six-minute standing ovation.
During the next four years, the Aeolians under his leadership sang at the White House and the Crystal Cathedral, toured in the Caribbean, and made a CD. Beginning in 2001, he took a doctoral study leave that continued until 2004, when he returned to OC to resume his choral conducting duties.
While teaching at PFA, Mallory completed an M.A. in 1994 in choral conducting and a second masters in voice in 2000 at Morgan State University. He completed a D.M,A. in choral and instrumental conducting at the University of California in Los Angeles in 2006.
Sources: Roy E. Malcolm, editor, The Aeolians, Directors Recall Precious Memories, "Aeolians Today" (Llloyd B. Mallory, Jr.), 135-162; Sligo Adventist Church website biography (2006); Regina Reid Clairmont, "Lloyd B. Mallory, Jr.," The Columbia Union Visitor, special issue on "Master Musicians," August 2009, 15; Delaware State University Update, August 2011.